World heavyweight champion Tyson Fury has been charged with a doping offence by UK anti-doping, UKAD. Fury’s cousin and fellow boxer, Hughie has also been charged.
UKAD revealed that it suspended Fury on June 24- the day the boxer announced that he was pulling out his his rematch with Wladimir Klitschko because of injury.
The 27-year-old however appealed the decision, and the suspension has now been lifted until a hearing in front of the National Anti-Doping Panel on a yet to be undetermined date.
Fury has threatened to sue UKAD over its claims that he used a banned drug.
The anti-doping body does not normally reveal news about an athlete’s suspension until a hearing has taken place, but UKAD claims it had made the news about Fury public after comments from the boxer and his team led to the matter becoming public knowledge.
The Sunday Mirror reported on June 26 traces of the banned substance nandrolone were found in a urine sample taken from Fury in February 2015.
The boxer denied this claim, with his legal team arguing that the result of tests from March and May 2015 are contradictory.